|Michelle poses with a rather large teddy bear on the porch of the Onward Store.|
|We've seen lots of firsts on our trip — including this armadillo basket. |
Just the thing to add some, uh, life to a dull dinner table.
President Teddy Roosevelt came to this part of Mississippi to hunt for bears in 1902. The story has it that the president's hunting guide had arranged for a bear to be captured and tied so that Roosevelt would be sure to get a bear — and that Roosevelt refused to shoot the tied-up bear, leading to the manufacture of stuffed toy bears by companies like Cracker Jack. Teddy bears.
That's the story, anyway.